Saturday, March 03, 2007

Mr Brown - "Mellan Tre Ögon" {Sweden} [1977] (prog rock)

"The album is made up of eight tracks, three of which are instrumental compositions. One of those coming with lyrical content, Tornet, features only slow synthesizer passages in the instrumental department (if it's possible to say so in this situation) and is too short to be regarded a real song or a full-fledged composition either. That said, the other songs aren't too impressive either. Suicide and Liv I Stad Utan Liv are both mellow Art-&-Space Rock heavily influenced by Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon", especially the former, while Universe and I'll Arise are just ballads. The instrumental compositions are much more interesting, even though one of them, Resan Till Ixtlan, is nothing more than a little symphonic concerto for solo piano. Recall the Future is the longest and, at the same time, the best track on the album. It begins and develops like '70s classic symphonic Progressive with no derivative features, and only the last section sounds like a dedication to Mr. Brown's principal benefactor, Pink Floyd. Kharma 74 is nearly on par with the previously described piece, shining with originality during the first three quarters of its duration as well. The fundamental style is symphonic Art-Rock with distinct elements of folk music, while the finale is intense and quite eclectic quasi Jazz-Fusion, strongly resembling "A Passion Play" - the only Jethro Tull album on which Ian Anderson plays saxophone apart from flute. Finally I'd like to mention that the primary soloing instrument on "Mellan Tre Ogon" is piano." more info here Some songs remind me kebnekaise, good coverart :)

Recall the future..

9 comments:

nahavanda said...

link:
http://tinyurl.com/2qw4ua

Fabio Brasil said...

Great post this Mr Brown!I've got a vinyl rip some time back but I'll download it, the sound quality should be better. Any chance of Re-up The ALICE album?The link is impossible to download...
Many thanks
Keep on progin'
Fabio Brasil

arstider said...

Always fun to find something from your own country which you never heard.

Great one.

Best wishes from Sweden

nahavanda said...

Hello, Both alice albums at blog works 100/100 ok..maybe the problem was about tiny url..you can get them from here if you want:

http://rapidshare.com/files/2218014/Alice__France_.rar.html

http://rapidshare.com/files/18339232/_alice__-__arr_tez_le_monde_.rar.html

Good Days

greg said...

Great Great Great ! I love this album ! Thanks for this post (and the others, of course)
Greg

Fabio Brasil said...

It's really strange.I tested all your rapidshare links,the first Alice album...that's ALL OK.Only the 2nd Alice doesn't works.
The first page appears, I click "free", and the countdown page doesn't appear:"the page can't be shown".Anyway, thanks

Anonymous said...

MiSTER BROWN : wonderful!
It sounds as if AMERICA and SUPERTRAMP were visiting LARS HOLLMER in Uppsala... or so...

Thank you, Nahavanda!

Armute

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this beautiful album!
I really loved!

Janis

Jassa said...

Links is dead. Pity. Great album never the less.

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